COVID-19 Halloween guidelines have been issued by the Illinois Department of Public Health. Trick-or-treating is allowed, although Public Health Director Dr. Ngozi Ezike urges residents to wear a mask when handing out candy or leave candy out for kids.

Some communities in the Riverbend have already issued dates and hours for trick or treating, while others will decide in the next few weeks with some opting not to endorse it this season.  Dr. Ezike adds:

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Haunted trails, pumpkin patches, and hayrides that require masks and social distancing are allowed.  Haunted houses are not allowed this year.

 

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